ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque Museum, and Balloon Museum to Restrict Ticket Sales to New Mexico Residents Only

City Venues Look to Minimize the Community Spread of COVID

Oct. 26, 2020

Today the City’s Cultural Services Department announced that the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Botanic Garden, Albuquerque Museum, and Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque Balloon Museum will restrict online ticket sales to New Mexico residents only as an additional COVID-19 precaution.

The State and Bernalillo County continue to see near-uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, and the City is responding with increased enforcement of the public health order as well as limitations, like this one, designed to keep the virus in check.

Timed ticketing to the four venues has been in place to limit the number of guests at a venue at any given time and to ensure social distancing. New Mexico guests can continue choosing the day and time of their visit at Guests will be asked to verify that they are New Mexico residents.

Visitors to the city venues above may be required to show proof of residency. Acceptable documentation includes a New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, a New Mexico vehicle registration, a federal document attesting to residency, or a military ID. For new residents, an out of state driver’s license with proof of local address (e.g. utility bill in resident’s name) is acceptable.

Additional COVID-19 information can be found at

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Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.